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A thick whitish, yellowish or greenish vaginal discharge is defined as Leucorrhea. Also known by names like The Whites, Fluor Albus, and Sailan-ur-Rahem is a common gynecological complaint that accounts for more than 25-30% of the women visiting the gynecologist. Typically, it is defined as white fluid discharge from the female genitalia that can be either sticky and thick or flows like a liquid. The vaginal discharge that is white in colour is considered a healthy discharge which normal and healthy up to a certain extent as they are competent of flushing out the dead cells in reproductive organs and other toxic organisms in the female body. But the abnormality in the colour and odour calls for danger. A vaginal discharge that is yellowish, reddish, or blackish with several other symptoms and abnormal thickness or texture can indicate infection, malignancy, hormonal changes, or other reproductive health threats. Leucorrhea can be confirmed by finding >10 WBC per high-power field under a microscope while examining vaginal fluid.

There are distinct types of Leucorrhea. It is mainly branched out into two, Physiologic leucorrhea and Pathological leucorrhea.

Physiologic leucorrhea ensues due to estrogen stimulation that acts as a natural defense mechanism for the vagina to sustain its chemical balance.

Pathologic leucorrhea consists of Inflammatory leucorrhea and Parasitic leucorrhea. The inflammatory leucorrhea may result from the inflammation and congestion of vaginal mucosa which feeds the discharge an off odour and yellowish stain. Whereas in Parasitic leucorrhea, it is caused by a group of parasitic protozoans called Trichomonads, which causes a burning sensation, and itching and makes the discharge thick white, or yellowish.

In Ayurveda, Leucorrhoea is chiefly contemplated as a symptom observed in various gynaecological disorders rather than a an ailment. But it can be correlated to Shweta Pradara or Pandura Asrugdhara. As the name indicates, Shweta Pradara (white discharge) defines the white discharge from the vagina. According to the clinical features, Shweta pradara can be a Kaphaja vyapad disruption of the female genital organ. Hence the aggravation of Kapha dosha due to the etiopathogenesis and other causative factors lead to the formation of Shweta pradara. Mithyaahara-vihara (irregular diet and lifestyle), Artavadosha (menstrual and reproductive disorders), Beejadosha, excessive coitus, abortion, improper mode of life, etc are some other expected etiological factors. The Kapha dosha is the main causative factor that has to be brought back to equilibrium and the toxins have to be expelled through the restorative treatment.

Nidana parivarjana I.e avoiding the causative factors and comprising Kaphahara (that does not vitiate Kapha dosha) food and diet regimen has to be heeded. In addition, Vaginal suppositories, Basti, Medicated fumigation, etc can be done for betterment. Specific treatments like Yonisrava, Yoni paicchilya, etc can be administered according to the dish vitiation. A teaspoon of Amalaki (Indian gooseberry) powder with one teaspoon of honey if consumed twice a day can act as an effective remedy for this condition.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Itching and Burning sensation
  • Undue vaginal discharge
  • Foul odour
  • General debility
  • Distress in the Lumbar region of the back
  • Absurd slimy white/yellow/green discharge
  • Pain during menstruation
  • Indigestion
  • Polyuria
  • Breathlessness
  • Headache and Dizziness

Our Approach

AyurVAID has pioneered evidence-based, award-winning precision Ayurveda-based protocols for Leucorrhea treatment. Following the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, our physicians perform an in-depth assessment of the key symptoms and health factors of each patient to diagnose the root causes around your diet, individual constitution, lifestyle, work pattern, and genetic predisposition.

Based on the assessment, we arrive at the optimal Ayurveda Leucorrhea treatment protocol for Samprapti Vikhatan or breaking the etiopathogenesis, considering the extent of disease progression, risk factors, your constitution (prakriti), and the disease prognosis. This approach bridges the gap between the patient’s individualistic factors and the standard treatment protocols thereby making the therapy effective and safe.

Our whole person-centric approach will help you regain your happiest and healthiest state of life. Our rehabilitation specialists will also give you advice on ergonomics, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to help you better manage Leucorrhea.

Patient centricity is at the core of the AyurVAID approach, and we have been widely recognized for our breakthrough approach.

Some of them include:

  • The first NABH-accredited hospital in India
  • Quality council of India.
  • Winner of the prestigious National Award for Best Ayurveda Centre of the year 2017 from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.
  • Industry’s best customer satisfaction score of 92%, rated by our patients.

Key Outcome

According to the severity of the condition, Ayurvedic treatment for Leucorrhea can highly ameliorate its debilitating effects and helps to deter further progression. Ayurveda Leucorrhea treatment helps to backfire the process, leading to a state of remission and permanent cure.Thus Ayurveda can offer a centum solace from the pathologic condition.

After Undergoing the Ayurvedic Leucorrhea treatment you are foreseen to be relieved from:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Menstrual cramps and pain
  • Overall health
  • impaired or & Respiratory functions
  • Relief from pain
  • False odor


There are simple precautionary methods and preventive measures that can help you to get rid of Leucorrhea. Simple home remedies, slight changes and adjustments in day-to-day life routines can bring a good advancement to this condition accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Leucorrhea happen?
Leucorrhea may occur due to vaginal infections due to parasites or even due to lack of hygiene. In several cases, it can also occur due to hormonal changes and other reproductive malfunctions as well.
Is it normal to have Leucorrhea?
It is normal to have a healthy discharge as a part of vaginal health. But excessive or abnormal discharge with odd colours and odour can be infectious or pathogenic to reproductive health.
Can Leucorrhea affect menstruation?
Leucorrhea is referred to as a vaginal discharge that occurs during the second phase of the menstrual cycle medically. Unless it shows some abnormality in its characteristics, it can be considered a healthy sign of vaginal and reproductive health.
Can Leucorrhea cause infertility?
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If neglected or left untreated at its primary stage, it may lead to severe reproductive disorders like Pelvic inflammatory diseases, vaginal carcinoma, irregular menstruation, infertility, etc.

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